Two weeks ago I told you about the 1991 season of the Labrador South Coastal Survey (LSCS). This was a two-year archaeology project which started in 1991 and covered more than 600 kilometres of previously unexamined Labrador coastline. The 1991 survey area was between Cape St. Charles and Seal Island, Labrador. It was directed by … Continue reading Labrador South Coastal Survey: 1992
While writing my thesis on the people of the Recent Period I had to read all the material I could find on that period of Newfoundland and Labrador's past. That's when I learned about the Recent Period site on Saddle Island, Red Bay. I told you before about the various groups of people who had … Continue reading Saddle Island West artifacts
The Tshikapisk Foundation was created in 1997 by a group of Innu concerned with the disruptive consequences that the sudden change from a life based on the country (Nutshimit) to one based on permanent settlement in villages brought to the Innu. Their strategy looked to address the ensuing social difficulties by building a self-supporting economy … Continue reading Archaeology, Kamestastin Lake & the Tshikapisk Foundation
When I first learned about the precontact history of Newfoundland and Labrador I was taught that there was no ceramic period in the province. In fact, when I was at Memorial University of Newfoundland learning this material, and if I recall correctly, I was told that the lack of ceramics here is one of the … Continue reading Potsherds
Most people reading this post will be aware that Dr. Priscilla Renouf passed away last week. The community of archaeologists who work in Newfoundland and Labrador is very small and when one of our members passes, we all feel it. I had regular dealings with her and I worked for her for one summer. She … Continue reading Dr. Priscilla Renouf
Some days I have moments of ah ha with my job. Other days I have plenty of self-inflicted D'oh moments! Last week I had several moments of both ah ha and D'oh in the same afternoon. In my last post, I told you about how the Provincial Archaeology Office tried to relocate some of the older … Continue reading Moments of ah ha, moments of D’oh!
When I started writing this blog in March of 2011, I stated that my intention was to bring attention to the archaeology sites of Newfoundland and Labrador. I also wanted to increase awareness about archaeology and archaeological issues within the public, the archaeology community, government, and industry. I think this blog has been reasonably successful … Continue reading Something for everyone